Creston/O-M hangs on, SWV rolls, Murray falls in shootout
Creston/O-M 28, Perry 21
The Creston/O-M Panthers needed a big conversion on fourth-and-1 from the Perry 15 with less than 3:00 to go in the game.
Trevor Frain took the snap in the Panthers' tank formation, and got just enough for the first down, giving the Panthers new life in a 21-21 ballgame.
Just a few plays later, senior quarterback Brandon Phipps faked a handoff and flew into the end zone, giving the Panthers a 28-21 lead with just over 2:00 to go.
Perry was moving the ball down the field before a false start penalty backed the Bluejays up.
After a pass completion, Perry quarterback Will Whiton was flushed out of the pocket on the next play, and had a man open along the sideline, but opted to throw it deep.
He lofted the ball, throwing on the run, and Bryce Briley camped under it for the interception, quickly falling to the ground with the ball.
The Panthers were able to run out the remaining time on the clock for the victory.
Adam Baker rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries for the Panthers, now 2-1 in district play and 4-1 overall. Frain had two rushing touchdowns and Phipps had one. Phipps was 18-of-23 passing for 213 yards. Maxx Walters had eight catches for 110 yards.
Frain had 12 total tackles for the Panther defense. Whiton finished with 97 yards rushing and 130 passing for Perry, now 1-4 and 0-3. The Panthers travel to Harlan next week.
Southwest Valley 47, Lenox 16
LENOX — Southwest Valley quickly marched down the field and Jordan Stuart connected with Kallan Schmelzer, who made a diving catch in the end zone, for an 18-yard touchdown catch.
After that play, the Timberwolves running game took control of the game. Southwest Valley scored six rushing touchdowns in the game, including four by Tyler Bissell.
The Southwest Valley defense played physical and held Lenox's rushing attack in check, except for a handful of big plays, mostly coming at the end of the game.
Dustyn Rauch and Dustin Gordon each finished with one rushing touchdown for Lenox. Both touchdowns came in the final 7:00 of the game.
Turnovers also played a large part in the game, as four Lenox turnovers led to 14 points for Southwest Valley. The Timberwolves did not turn the ball over in the game, and were only called for one penalty.
Adair-Casey 85, Murray 54
ADAIR — Fifth-ranked Adair-Casey took a big step toward an Eight-Man District 6 title run here Friday with an 85-54 victory over Murray
The Bombers improve to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in District 6. Murray falls to 4-2 and 3-1.
The Mustangs recovered from a slow start to hold a 20-17 lead after one period, and trailed 44-34 at the end of a wild first half full of big plays.
At halftime, Mustang senior running back Andrew Rider already had 189 yards rushing on 13 carries, while A-C's Clayton Plowman, who recently became Iowa's all-time rushing leader, was held to 34 yards on 10 carries.
But it was the passing game that carried the Bombers to this victory. At the break, Emmitt Wheatley already had three TD receptions and 155 yards receiving.
Plowman returned the second half kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown to set the tone for the second half, pushing A-C in front, 50-34.
The Bombers led 65-46 after three periods.
For the game, Rider had 274 yards on 24 carries and rushing touchdowns of 20, 65, 46 and 55 yards. He also had a 77 yard punt return for an apparent touchdown that would have pulled him within one of the national record for punt return touchdowns, but it was nullified on a holding penalty.
Quarterback Matthew Barnes had a 65-yard touchdown run for the Mustangs, and connected with Sam Rockhold for an 11-yard touchdown pass. Seth Nerness added a 1-yard touchdown and late in the game reserve Jack Jones bolted 51 yards for a touchdown.
Plowman finished with 112 yards rushing on 19 carries and three touchdowns of 10, 6, and 43 yards, in addition to his kick return TD. Charlie Terry had receiving touchdowns of 59 and 35 yards and a 40-yard interception return that pushed the score to 77-46 in the second half.
For the game, quarterback Traeton Jensen had a 12-yard rushing touchdown and completed 10 of 13 passes for 200 yards and six TDs.
Murray travels to Moravia next week.
Treynor 41 Shenandoah 26 - FINAL
Clarinda 34 OA-BCIG 27 - FINAL
Red Oak 34 Clarinda Academy 0 - FINAL
Kuemper Catholic 32 Greene County 0 - FINAL
Fremont-Mills 56 Stanton 20 - FINAL
CAM, Anita 66 Essex/South Page 36 - FINAL
Southwest Valley 47 Lenox 16 - FINAL
Sidney 57 Woodbine 21 - FINAL
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 47 Glidden-Ralston 7 - FINAL
Adair-Casey 85 Murray 54 - FINAL
Audubon 45 Bedford 0 - FINAL
Logan-Magnolia 16 East Mills 0 - FINAL
Riverside 35 Underwood 13 - FINAL
AHST 62 West Monona 0 - FINAL
Griswold 23 Westwood 6 - FINAL
St. Albert 42 Tri-Center 13 - FINAL
Panorama 65 Missouri Valley 12 - FINAL
Nodaway Valley 47 West Central Valley 12 - FINAL
Mount Ayr 35 Des Moines Christian 0 - FINAL
Sioux Central 20 IKM-Manning 14 - FINAL
Harlan 28 Glenwood 24 - FINAL
Lewis Central 13 ADM 3 - FINAL
Creston 28 Perry 21 - FINAL
Denison-Schleswig 21 Atlantic 14 - FINAL
Carroll 48 Storm Lake 7 - FINAL
Abraham Lincoln 62 Sioux City West 14 - FINAL
Van Meter 37, Central Decatur, Leon 7